I decided to make the coat with the asymmetrical collar, but I made it into a vest instead. I quilted the shoulders, made the collar out of fur, added ribbing to the sleeves and hem, and added giant buttons down the front. Here’s how to sew a collar and how to make a collar lie flat.
I love that it looks good buttoned and unbuttoned. I love that it’s plaid and on trend for this Fall. I used a plaid wool fabric that I found in a church and made a coat for Henry. I still have five or more yards of it!
It’s pretty bold, but it looks good with a simple sweater and a gingham button up shirt. It has so many colors I’m sure I’ll find lots of things to match with it.